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The AcademyUniversity as it should be

The Academy 2017

University as it should be: two-day summer school for anyone interested in studying ideas.

15-16 July 2017, Wyboston Lakes, Great North Road, Wyboston, Bedfordshire MK44 3AL

The Institute’s sixth Academy will consider the theme From the selfie to ID politics: rise and fall of the self

READINGS

Core Reading

Brendan Simms, Europe: the struggle for supremacy
Larry Siedentop, Inventing the Individual
Zeev Sternhell, The Anti-Enlightenment Tradition
Tony Judt, Post-War
Jean Baudrillard, The Spirit of Terrorism
James Heartfield, The European Union and the End of Politics
Ivan Krastev, Democracy Disrupted
Thierry Baudet, The Significance of Borders

Taylor, Ethics of Authenticity
Lasch, The Culture of Narcissism
Chantal Delsol, Icarus Fallen
Giddens, Modernity and Identity
Heartfield, Death of the subject
Freud, On Narcissism
Trilling, Sincerity and Authenticity
Teresa M Bejan, Mere Civility: disagreement and the limits of toleration (Jan 2017)
Steven Lukes, Individualism
Zygmunt Bauman, Identity
Erving Goffman, The Presentation of the Self in Everyday Life

Reading for the Committed

Adam Smith, Wealth of Nations
Locke, Discourses
Rousseau, Confessions
Lasch, The Minimal Self
JS Mill, On Liberty
Meszaros, Marx's theory of alienation
Locke, Letter on Toleration
Diderot, Rameau's Nephew
Goethe, The Sorrows of Young Werther
 
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